Council for Fashion & Social Change
Social Impact Through Collaboration


City Harvest


City Harvest pioneered food rescue in 1982 and, this year, will collect 55 million pounds of excess food to help feed the nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers struggling to put meals on their tables. Through relationships with farms, grocers, restaurants, and manufacturers, City Harvest collects nutritious food that would otherwise go to waste and delivers it free of charge to 500 soup kitchens, food pantries and other community food programs across the five boroughs. In addition to helping meet the immediate need for food, City Harvest developed long-term Healthy Neighborhoods programs which partner with low-income communities to increase access to fresh produce and help residents shop for and cook nutritious, budget-conscious meals.


 City Harvest serves 500 soup kitchens and food pantries across New York City’s five boroughs.


Nearly 20% of New Yorkers currently live in poverty, struggling to afford basic necessities such as rent and medical care and put food on their tables.

City Harvest helps feed the nearly 1.4 million New Yorkers facing hunger each year.

    We rescue some 150,000 pounds of food each day.
    We regularly give food to 500 community programs.
    It costs City Harvest just 23 cents to rescue and deliver a pound of food.
    93 cents of every dollar donated directly supports our programs fighting hunger in New York City.

In our first month, City Harvest served 55 community food programs in New York City. Today we help feed people at 500 programs.

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